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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Font related questions
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:35:47 GMT

On 14 Nov 2011, at 06:33, Pedro Giffuni wrote:

> Hi Andre;
> 
> --- On Mon, 11/14/11, Andre Fischer <af@a-w-f.de> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> In the process of removing the liberation fonts (they are
>> under GPL license, issue 118600) I stumbled upon some font
>> related questions. Maybe someone on this list can provide
>> answers.
>> 
>> 1. The gentium basic fonts are under the SIL Open Font
>> License.  This looks OK to me but I am not a
>> lawyer.  Is this a category A, B or X license?
>> 
> 
> It is inspired on the GPL but it is conceived for fonts.
> It think we could treat it as weak copyleft. I guess
> we should ask legal but in any case it would be better
> to just use the system fonts.

Having at least one common set of fonts across all platforms is an important goal, if we can
achieve it.

S.


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